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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 11-25-2014, 12:01 PM   #21
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NOT MY PARTS:

Just found this pic in my files. I think the photo was taken in 2007.

I don't know who made these billet aluminum linkage parts - but I'm trying to find out.

Just curious if the aluminum relay arms were strong enough - and can I possibly get these billet parts made?

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I have to fix these rear suspension linkage parts - otherwise, the new shock can't be installed.



The 2 parts in the center are the relay arms. Inside each one are 2 grease seals and a solid bushing. I ordered the grease seals, but the solid bushings are no longer available. Tried to buy complete new relay arms, but those are NLA, too.

So, I'm trying to find appropriate Needle Roller Bearings, which would be 18x24x18 or 18x24x19 and single sealed (one side). Haven't had any luck, so far.

If I can't get the NRBs, I'll use Oilite bushings.

Considering making the nuts, bolts and collars out of titanium - but there are some issues....
http://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/p12...duct_info.html

If you're still having a hard time finding bushes

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Tried to order Ref #10 & #11 connecting rods, so I wouldn't have to rob them off my other bike.

Of course they are no longer available from Yamaha.



Found a nice used set in Canada.



Will powder coat these connecting rods and the steel relay arms to match the shock spring.

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My dude in France is still doing work on some new RZ500 engine parts, including conversions to YZ125 heads and a dry clutch.

Hope I'll be able to use his parts, but may be WAY out of my price range. It costs THOUSANDS to rebuild one of these engines, and not sure what kind of HP gains will come with these parts.





In the meantime, I'm considering modifying the OEM clutch cover with a clear window.

Enquired to see if the OEM cover is still available from Yamaha.

I doubt it, though - I just saw one on Ebay that's repaired with JB weld - and is nearly $500 usd.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/121245052831?nav=SEARCH
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Wow, just searching "RZV500" on eBay and looking at the first page of results makes me feel poor, and like my projects are all cheap as can be. o.O

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 12-08-2014, 01:02 PM   #26
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Yeah, the cost of stuff for this bike is insane.

I fell in love with these bikes when I was young, but couldn't afford one 'till I was old.

I asked Sergio if he would be making any billet (non-dry) clutch covers. He sent me this:



So, I asked him if he can make it with a clear door. Waiting to hear back.

Thinking I could sell my OEM cover to help buy the billet cover.

Also found this one which sells for $625 can. No clear door either.



Or, I can have Seb mod the OEM door for $250 usd. But, it might REDUCE the value!
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Dude works fast on the computer.

I wonder what the finished parts will look like.

Probably pretty fucking good.

I told him the engraving isn't necessary.

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This clutch cover stuff isn't needed for the rolling frame - but I need to grab these parts when they come up - or I'll miss out.
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Shit! Been trying to figure out who made those cool billet linkage parts I posted.

Who else???

The French CNC maniac.
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Wow, just searching "RZV500" on eBay and looking at the first page of results makes me feel poor, and like my projects are all cheap as can be. o.O
The cost of the bike and parts isn't important.

Creativity and coolness rule the custom world.

I've seen far too many gold-plated turds.
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